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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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BELTRAN F, María et al. Severe infection by Strongyloides stercoralis in ascitic liquid. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2018, vol.38, n.4, pp.377-380. ISSN 1022-5129.

The strongyloidiasis is an infection whose responsible agents are Strongyloides stercoralis and S. fuelleborni. These nematodes have an intestinal location; the main risk factor is to be barefoot in places contaminated with filariform larvae. The study presents a male 23-year-old resident of San Juan de Lurigancho, with 14 months of illness with signs of bloating, nausea, vomiting and wasafebrile,also indicates that 28 days before he had epigastric pain irradiated to the back. On physical examination a distended abdomen was found, soft painful tympanic tenderness, the abdominal ultrasonography showed dilated bowel loops, bloat, with abundant presence of free fluid in the abdominal cavity (ascites) and parasitological examinations observed, rabditoides larvae L1 and L2 and filariform L3 of Strongyloides stercoralis. He received Ivermectin, obtaining the patient’s recovery.

Keywords : Strongyloides stercoralis; Infection; Ascitic fluid.

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